Things learned, observed around Kubasaki football camp
¬¬-- The good news: Kubasaki’s six returning football starters play where it counts, in the line, under center and in the backfield.
-- The bad news: The Dragons are still relatively young, having graduated 25 seniors the last two years, among them All-Far East athletes in quarterback Cristian Rivera and receiver Brandon Crawford.
-- In fact, the entire receiver corps graduated or transferred.
-- Which will make the battle to see who starts at wideout all the more fun. A group of youngsters, many of whom just arrived and will be around for awhile.
-- Can Tyler Smith go from being the center to under center?
-- Coach Fred Bales labels Aaron Stravers, a transfer from Nile C. Kinnick who’ll start at fullback and linebacker, as a “great get” for the Dragons program.
-- Stravers and returning tailback speedster Jarrett Mitchell should pile up the yards for Kubasaki.
-- Lucky Dragons, they get a bye in the first weekend of the season, so they have more time to prepare.